Windows 10: How do i stop windows Update messing with my desktop

Discus and support How do i stop windows Update messing with my desktop in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I am running the latest version of windows 10, (1903 build 18362.476) and 2 days ago windows decided to update. all went OK with the update but when i... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by sam02, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. sam02 Win User

    How do i stop windows Update messing with my desktop


    I am running the latest version of windows 10, (1903 build 18362.476) and 2 days ago windows decided to update. all went OK with the update but when i started my PC i saw it had removed all the icons on the task bar, it has also put the computer into tablet mode and removed most of the icons on my start menu and moved the rest all over the place

    Is there a way to stop this happening again please

    :)
     
    sam02, Nov 24, 2019
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  2. AsRock Win User

    Windows Updates failed to instal

    I'm not sure how differant XP media center Edition is but you could clear the history \ cache if these folders are there.

    Step 1 Register DLL files.

    =================

    By trying this step, we can check if the update engines are working properly.



    1. Close all instances of Internet Explorer.

    2. Click Start and Run, type "Regsvr32 atl.dll" (without quotes) in the Open box and click OK.



    Note: There is a space between regsvr32 and atl.dll



    3. Similarly, one by one, register the files listed below:



    Regsvr32 msxml3.dll

    Regsvr32 wuapi.dll

    Regsvr32 wuaueng.dll

    Regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll

    Regsvr32 wups2.dll

    Regsvr32 wucltui.dll

    Regsvr32 wups.dll

    Regsvr32 wuweb.dll

    Regsvr32 qmgr.dll

    Regsvr32 qmgrprxy.dll

    Regsvr32 jscript.dll



    Note: If you encounter errors while registering any of these files then skip that file and continue with the next one.



    If the issue persists, let's move on to the steps below to verify Windows Update services and temporary folders.



    Step 2 Verify the relevant Windows Update services.

    =========================================

    1. Click Start->Run, type "services.msc" (without quotation marks) in the open box and click OK.

    2. Double click the service "Automatic Updates".

    3. Click on the Log On tab, please ensure the option "Local System account" is selected and the option "Allow service to interact with desktop" is unchecked.

    4. Check if this service has been enabled on the listed Hardware Profile. If not, please click the Enable button to enable it.

    5. Click on the tab "General "; make sure the "Startup Type" is "Automatic" or "Manual". Then please click the button "Stop" under "Service Status" to stop the service.

    6. Then please click the button "Start" under "Service Status" to start the service.

    7. Please repeat the above steps with the other services:



    Background Intelligent Transfer Service

    Event Log

    Remote Procedure Call (RPC)



    Note: Event log service is enabled on all of the hardware profiles; this service does not have an option to enable or disable on certain hardware profile.



    If it still does not help, let's proceed to step 3.



    Step 3 Reload the Update temporary folders.

    ===================================

    One possible cause is that the temporary folder for Windows Update is containing corrupted files. Let's erase all the files there to get the system clean.



    1. Click Start, Run, type: cmd and press Enter. Please run the following command in the opened window.



    Net stop WuAuServ



    2. Click Start, Run, type: %windir% and press Enter.

    3. In the opened folder, rename the folder SoftwareDistribution to Sdold.

    4. Click Start, Run, type: cmd and press Enter. Please run the following command in the opened window.



    Net start WuAuServ



    Please test the Windows Update website and let me know the result. If the issue persists, to clarify the issue and provide more accurate troubleshooting steps, please assist me in collecting the following information.
     
    AsRock, Nov 24, 2019
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  3. 3Colors Win User
    Windows Updated(16299.309).KB4088776 Restart is required to complete.


    Hi dalchina. Good news, I followed your suggestion and reinstalled the update and now it appears as "installed correctly" *Biggrin Maybe it was not necessary to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter or maybe if necessary. But using it I do not think it could have worsened something. The installation was very fast, unlike the first time it showed step 1 and step 2 completed.

    Thanks for the suggestions and for the time to respond How do i stop windows Update messing with my desktop :) Best regards.


    And thanks for the tip of that program, I'll have it on my list.
     
    3Colors, Nov 24, 2019
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  4. How do i stop windows Update messing with my desktop

    Desktop stopped working and icon disapeared on Windows 10

    Hi Clare,

    As you are facing issues with accessing the icons and desktop, we will help you with this issue.

    Provide us additional information to assist you better with this issue:

    • Have you made any changes to the operating system that might have resulted in this?
    • Which is the current version of Windows 10 installed on your device?

    Press Windows + R keys from the keyboard, type
    winver
    , and press Enter to know the Windows version installed.

    This issue might have occurred due corrupted/ missing system files. Let us try the below troubleshooting steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: I suggest you to sign-out from the current user account, restart the computer, sign in and check with the status of this issue.

    This will help you to install the pending updates on your device.

    Step 2: I suggest you to run a SFC scan and check if it helps.

    System File Checkeris a utility in Windows that allows users to scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files.

    Follow the below steps:

    • Right click on the Start button, click on
      Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Type “sfc /scannow” without the quotes and hit
      Enter.
    • After the scan, restart the computer and check for the issue.

    Note: If you are not able to repair some files after performing SFC scan, I suggest you to refer to the point 3 “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to
    fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log %WinDir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log”. Under the section “Run the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe)” to repair the corrupted files after performing SFC scan.

    Refer: Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files

    Step 3: I recommend you to install all the pending updates on your device and check if it helps.

    Steps:

    • Connect to the internet.
    • Press Windows key and type updates.
    • Click on Check for updates.
    • Under Windows Updates, click on Check for updates.
    • Try to install the updates being shown.

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of accessing the desktop icons and options on desktop for further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Nov 24, 2019
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